This page aims to summarize event stories in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei. This includes SSR character stories, collaboration events and other things.
- 1 How To Eat Mountain Food 10 Times More Fun
- 2 Love in Bathing
- 3 Noisy Them, Lonely You
- 4 Snowball Special Attack Squad
- 5 Bean Trap/Snowfield Snare
- 6 Chocolate Lullaby
- 7 Hinamatsuri Graffiti
- 8 Run Run Hanami Operation
- 9 Illusion? Oyashiro Wars
- 10 Super Space-Time Academy Z
- 11 Wouldn't It Be Nice To Have Friends?
- 12 Newbie Nurses Selection
- 13 Warrior Princess March
- 14 Much Ado About W
- 15 From the Future
- 16 Bizarre Bunnies
- 17 Fireworks Crossing
- 18 Umi Yukaba...Great Sea Battle?
- 19 Maidens Traveling in Summer
- 20 Calling Love...K?!
- 21 Wedding Bells on the Battlefield
- 22 Did You Know? All-Cast Review
- 23 Rika SSR Stories
- 24 Satoko SSR Stories
- 25 Eua SSR Stories
How To Eat Mountain Food 10 Times More Fun
How To Eat Mountain Food 10 Times More Fun (山の幸を10倍楽しく食す方法 Yamanosachi o 10-bai tanoshiku shokusu hōhō) is a camping-themed event.
Love in Bathing
Love in Bathing (ラブ IN 入浴 Rabu IN Nyūyoku) is a bathhouse and hot springs-themed event.
Noisy Them, Lonely You
Noisy Them, Lonely You (騒がしいやつらロンリーユー Sawagashī yatsu-ra ronrīyū) is a Christmas event.
Snowball Special Attack Squad
Snowball Special Attack Squad (スノーボール特攻隊 Sunōbōru Tokkōtai) is a winter-themed event.
Bean Trap/Snowfield Snare
Bean Trap/Snowfield Snare (豆トラップ・雪原の罠 Mame Torappu・Setsugen no Wana) is an oni-themed event.
Chocolate Lullaby (チョコレート・ララバイ) is a Valentine's Day event.
Hinamatsuri Graffiti (ひな祭りグラフィティ) is a Hinamatsuri event.
Run Run Hanami Operation
Run Run Hanami Operation (ランランお花見大作戦 Ranran o Hanami Dai Sakusen) is a Hanami event.
Illusion? Oyashiro Wars
Illusion? Oyashiro Wars (まぼろし？オヤシロ大戦 Maboroshi? Oyashiro Taisen) is an event inspired by Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira.
Super Space-Time Academy Z
Super Space-Time Academy Z (超時空学園Z Chō Jikū Gakuen Z) is a space and tokusatsu-themed event.
Hanyuu talks about how anything is possible with Fragments, comparing them to dreams; from staying longer with friends to meeting characters from anime and manga, to crying and anguish from the worst nightmare. However, you leave the fragment and everything is lost, from riches to friends. So, it's better to just forget those dreams when returning to your reality. But if you're within the dream, isn't that your "reality"?
Kazuho, Nao, Miyuki, Shion, Mion, Rena and Satoko suddenly wake up in a spaceship. They start wondering about Rika, Keiichi and Hanyuu, when suddenly Lady Mii and K1 appear. They get confused questions from the others, and explain that they're probably confused because their memories are scrambled due to their recent rebirth, which is why they're remembering other lives. They claim they are archeologists from the space federation/galactic police studying Earth's history and don't seem to be Rika and Keiichi. Mion gets very agitated looking at the "Keiichi" who isn't Keiichi and at one point he uses a device that knocks her out saying she was getting in the way of their talk.
It's revealed there was a worldwide "great disaster" around 1000 years ago. The girls are clones made for history research. Out of 2000 samples obtained, they were the only success. Shion wonders if by 2000 he means all of Hinamizawa, but K1 says that no, it's all of humanity. One day, during their era, there was a disaster and almost the entire planet was wiped out, with only a few survivors remaining. K1 is a descendant of those survivors.
They say this Keiichi is complete trash for attacking a woman, and after talking about the original for a while K1 wonders if Lady Mii found the original Keiichi's remains. Mii had Keiichi's DNA sample, but it was too damaged to create a clone. Satoko wonders about Rika Furude's DNA, however there's no data about that person having ever existed. Lady Mii talks about how it has been too long; information is lost, and their rebirth is a miracle by itself.
Mion recovers and calms down. She asks about an explanation for what exactly happened in 1983. K1 says that apparently volcanic gas suddenly erupted, destroying all life in a large area. Afterwards, wind currents spread it to other regions and countries, and it didn't disperse, eventually crossing and ruining the entire world. Earth's population was reduced to the tens of thousands in 2 or 3 years.
They question how that's even possible since poisonous gas should just disperse rather than add up like that. K1 says he can't answer that, but it's how history is recorded. All efforts afterwards were directed to leaving the "planet of death", eventually resulting in the modern space civilization. Lady Mii is actually an android assistant. Mion wonders why they were even brought back. Keiichi talks about how the environmental program was bringing back extinct animals, so bringing back the victims of the tragedy was the next step.
Satoko accuses him of treating them like animals. K1 says that's pretty much correct and they should be happy they hit the lottery and got a second lease at life. Lady Mii reveals that all clones have chips inside them that guarantee their complete obedience. To demonstrate their control over them, Lady Mii makes Nao and Miyuki start just grunting like rabbits, unable to speak. However they sound more like monkeys, and Shion wonders aloud if rabbits sound like that. Lady Mii goes on to say they also have other voices like turtle, crocodile and pond skater. Satoko is actually curious about the pond skater one. However, Miyuki soon starts acting like a rabbit too, which gets worries from everyone. K1 says that it's just standard emergency measure and nothing to worry about.
Suddenly everyone is back in Hinamizawa. Satoko concludes that it was all a big prank, but Kazuho isn’t convinced. Mion says that if it’s all a prank what’s with the lightning weapon that hit her. Shion wonders if Satoko thinks Rika and K1 would do something like that. K1 appears reaffirming that what they saw was the truth. That Hinamizawa was rebuilt by the environment protection group as part of Earth’s restoration. They’re leaving them for one day to study them in their natural environment. K1 disappears into light alongside Lady Mii.
Mion tells everyone to stop worrying and try to enjoy the day, as just hanging around lamenting their fates wouldn’t help anything. Mion proposes looking over the constellations from 1000 years in the future that night. After some hesitation, everyone agrees. The shrine and other locations from Hinamizawa have been almost perfectly replicated, as well as the lookout too. Satoko wonders if they can even eat the food there since it’s probably all fake made by those two.
Right at sunset, everyone aside from Kazuho goes crazy and starts laughing madly. They start attacking and killing each other. Rena notices Kazuho and goes after her. Kazuho tries to escape but falls behind, and in the last second Rena falls. Lady Mii and K1 appear and talk about how everything would have been wasted if Kazuho died. It turns out that Kazuho has the anti-body for the virus that they need. K1 reveals that he lied about the purpose of leaving them in that town and the history about mankind’s fall. It wasn’t a poisonous gas, but a mysterious virus. The reasoning of the infected collapses and they’re reduced to destructive impulses. The virus is now spreading around the entire galaxy in spite of efforts for vaccines and treatment. One day, K1 thought about trying to find some natural resistance against this virus in its point of origin, which he tracked down to Hinamizawa.
After thinking for a while, Kazuho dislikes the attitude of this Keiichi, but if it’s all to help the universe she’s willing to help, even without expecting any return for it all. However, K1 starts going on about how they spent lots of resources and money to bring her back in the first place. This isn’t charity; the vaccine they produce would be spread around the universe at high prices, giving him a lot of money. He wants to get off the low salaries from archeology and environment protection.
Kazuho accuses him of trampling on everyone’s lives and feelings and says there’s no way she’d ever help him. However, Lady Mii suddenly changes into a smirking face and captures Kazuho, talking about placing her in a cultivation capsule to take her body for studies. Kazuho resists and at this point Lady Mii starts laughing madly at a human thinking she could oppose her. She produces an injection and is about to hit Kazuho. Suddenly Hanyuu appears, wielding a shining sword. She releases an energy blast at Lady Mii, who dodges it, but soon she is hit and torn apart by the next attacks.
K1 is surprised that a member of the space police is there, and Hanyuu says they know everything about his plans. K1 is revealed to be a space criminal Class A, and Hanyuu orders his surrender. K1 orders Lady Mii to take her on, but she suffered too much damage and can’t fight anymore. Her operating system shuts down.
K1 picks up a rifle and aims at Hanyuu, while Kazuho yells at Hanyuu for her to take cover. Hanyuu freezes, confused about how Kazuho knows her name. In spite of that, Hanyuu easily dodges the attack and points her light saber right after K1. She hits him with the back of the hilt, knocking him out. Afterwards, Kazuho thanks her, but realizes this isn’t the Hanyuu she knows. Kazuho inquires her about the virus story and her being from 1000 years ago, and Hanyuu confirms it was all truth. Hanyuu reveals that they’re in an artificial recreated space that only will last 10 more hours.
Kazuho tells the story about the anti-body to Hanyuu, who then asks for her help in facing this virus that’s causing grief throughout the universe. Kazuho agrees, but truthfully she is in complete despair and has no more reason to live now that everyone is gone. Hanyuu asks what is the dream that Kazuho wants to see. Kazuho replies, “What dream…?”
Kazuho suddenly wakes up in the Sea of Fragments. Hanyuu reveals that the “space patroller” was just a temporary “role” she took in that fragment. She’s actually a “custodian” who observes “contradictions” and “conflicts” among the many parallel worlds. An existence that humans might consider “god”. Hanyuu says that by sacrificing her life, Kazuho can save billions in that universe, but she doesn’t want to force her to anything. If she wants to do so, that might become just a “dream” and she will wake up back in her home. Hanyuu says once again the choice is all Kazuho’s. Kazuho is going to say her choice when the scene cuts.
Kazuho wakes up back in Hinamizawa 1983, in the middle of the classroom. Rena and everyone else are there. She wonders what everyone is doing, and Keiichi wonders if she somehow forgot about how everyone got into the hero show drama on TV they saw the other day. Rena hands her a script, and the story summary seems identical to the dream Kazuho had seen just now. Keiichi mentions how he wants to beat up the villain in the climax. Everyone is excited about it and eventually Kazuho dismisses it all and joins the group.
Hanyuu pops up by herself at the end and talks with the player, wondering what is the answer they imagine Kazuho had chosen. She says that in the end it’s up to the player’s imagination.
Borg Decker Keiichi
The club goes to the Sonozaki estate to practice for a science fiction play they’ll be performing for the school kids. Miyuki is tired, having watched many movies all night in preparation. When they reach the estate, they hear fierce arguing between Keiichi and Mion, with Shion explaining that they’re fighting over what weapon the main hero should use. Mion insists that swords are only good in period dramas and that laser guns are the way to go, but Keiichi says guns are more of a sidearm and that the hero should use a laser sword, like in many sci-fi shows. Mion asks how he would do the laser sword effects for the play anyway, and Keiichi says he can do it with Role Cards. After some more banter, they decide on a way to settle their dispute.
Everyone gathers at the junkyard and splits into teams, preparing for a battle with Role Cards to decide what the hero’s weapon will be. Mion has express permission from the town council to go wild here. She insists that guns are the best and that millions of gun enthusiasts are rooting for them. Meanwhile Hanyuu accidentally gets shot by Rika with a toy gun. Shion says it’s unbalanced since she and Kazuho are with Keiichi while everyone else is with Mion. Kazuho says that Miyuki’s weapon is a striking type and so she should be on Team Sword, but Miyuki says guns are important to police officers so she's on Team Gun. Shion says she’s never seen Japanese policemen use guns and wonder if she’s confusing it for American police. Keiichi calls out Rena for her cleaver, and Rena says she got a Dessert Festa ticket from Mion. Nao went along since it was a group ticket. Mion insists it’s not a bribe, just that she asked a favor and happened to have a ticket that was going to expire soon, so she didn’t want to waste it. Rika, Satoko, and Hanyuu joined Mion because they were afraid. Keiichi gets fired up wanting to battle 3 to 7, but Kazuho and Shion think it’s a bad idea.
The battle begins, and Kazuho and Shion get taken out. Mion’s group gangs up on Keiichi, and he says he has a secret weapon that is neither sword nor gun. Keiichi yells “Souchaku!” and a flash of light appears. Keiichi now stands wearing a suit of metallic armor. Nao says it’s the combat suit she made for the play the other day, and Rika says Keiichi transformed within 0.05 seconds, just like that TV show. Shion sees that Keiichi secretly linked the suit to his Role Cards. Keiichi reveals that his trump card is a massive bazooka cannon. Kazuho and Shion warn against using it since it can cause untold damage, but Keiichi is determined to beat the club members. Keiichi yells a battle cry and fires his cannon.
Everyone gets out of the way of the blast. Miyuki sees that Keiichi acted so obsessed with swords so he could use his secret ultimate weapon. Mion chides Keiichi since he created a giant hole. Even though nobody comes to the junkyard, the town council will have Mion’s head for this. Keiichi apologizes since he had no idea it was this powerful, and Shion suggests he can pay with his fingers and get away with three. The Sonozaki sisters surround a frightened Keiichi. Kazuho says the details of Keiichi's punishment will remain a mystery.
Galactic Patrol Rika
The club rests after practicing for their play. They comment on the amazing final scene between the hero Keiichi and the villainess Mion. Rika worried that they wouldn’t have time to finish since she changed the play from a darker story to a brighter one, which the kids should enjoy. Mion offers everyone some ohagi she made at home. Shion says she doesn’t want to because of the hag but Mion says Oryou changed her mind and doesn’t mind Shion coming over. Shion says she has business to attend to with Satoko anyway, as they need to visit the dentist in Okinomiya. Satoko is miffed that the dentist called Irie without her permission. With the way Satoko has been eating and drinking lately, she might have a cavity. Kazuho says she’s going to pass on eating ohagi with everyone and go home.
Later, the club comments that Kazuho has been looking down all day. She doesn’t even talk to or look at Keiichi during practice, which makes him wonder if he did something. Rika tried to talk to Kazuho earlier, but she quickly ran away. Miyuki wonders if it’s because of the first script, which had a shocking ending with Keiichi and Rika becoming traitors. They changed it because it might be more palatable for the kids. Kazuho’s character had some horrible things said to her, but since it was a play, surely she isn’t taking it too seriously? Hanyuu says it might not be the case but doesn’t explain what she means by that.
Kazuho is by herself at the Furude Shrine. She believes she’s dreaming, but she can’t get those words out of her head. Rika appears with some ohagi brought from Mion’s house and wants to share them. She asks if anything's wrong since everyone is worried about Kazuho. If Kazuho doesn’t want to talk, then Rika won’t force her, but she wants her to talk if it means Kazuho will feel a little better. Kazuho trusts Rika and explains her dream about that other world with the evil Keiichi and Rika. Rika could tell all along that Kazuho was afraid whenever she looked at her or Keiichi. Rika apologizes for scaring her, getting excited at the idea of playing the villain in the play and being a little too enthusiastic when insulting Kazuho. Kazuho says it’s not her fault but was more frightened at how she was willing to abandon that other world instead of staying there and save many lives. Even though it was a dream, Kazuho felt bad about it.
Rika asks Kazuho if she wants to learn a harsh reality or a gentle lie. Kazuho has already chosen the gentle lie since she decided it was a dream. Rika says the harsh reality is that Kazuho is not a god, so what does she think she’s doing? Kazuho doesn’t understand, and Rika says that as someone who previously experienced a similar situation, choices involve a lot of speculation. Not everyone will benefit: some will move on to the future happy, and others will move on sad and angry. Justice and evil continue to exist for this reason, and just like in superhero shows, the main villain can never truly be defeated. Everyone wishes to have a happy time. Rika compares the situation to ohagi: it tastes good and sweet now, but if you leave it alone it will spoil. Even if you put it in the fridge, it’ll be good for about a week. At some point you have to make a decision about that ohagi, and someone other than you might cry about it. Rika says that Kazuho shouldn’t focus on the ohagi that no longer exists but the ohagi being presented now. Kazuho eats the ohagi and feels relieved and energized.
Kazuho joins the club in performing their play, with the kids cheering on Space Sheriff Keiichi and Space Warrior Kazuho to defeat the Dark Demon Lord Mion. Hanyuu is pleased to see that Kazuho has overcome her doubts and that Rika became stronger.
Wouldn't It Be Nice To Have Friends?
Wouldn't It Be Nice To Have Friends? (友達できたらイイ…カナ？ Tomodachi de kitara ī… kana?) is a collaboration event with the company Sanrio, featuring Hello Kitty and her friends.
One day, Kazuho, Nao, Miyuki, Mion, and Shion are heading to Rena’s house to check out a thing she found. Rena went treasure hunting and thinks she found a magic mirror, according to a document that came with it. The mirror grants the wish of whoever’s reflected in it. Everyone is skeptical, but they decide to try it anyway. Rena wishes to take kyute Rika and Satoko home, and the mirror glows. They think the wish didn’t work and was too vague, so Rena wishes instead to have a lot of kyute new friends. Suddenly, the mirror glows brighter and Kitty, Cinnamon, Purin, and Kirimichan appear.
Kitty’s group wonders where they are. Rena and Nao are smitten by their cuteness while everyone else is dumbfounded. They think there’s some trick to making these stuffed animals talk and emote, but Kitty insists that they are not toys. Kitty and friends introduce themselves, explaining they are from the world of love and dreams. They were just playing together in their world when they suddenly ended up in Hinamizawa. Shion explains that the wish in the magic mirror brought them here. Purin wants to go back but Rena and Nao beg to play with them a bit longer. Kitty says they should determine how to get back first before they continue.
The group reads the mirror document again and finds a section that might say how to undo wishes, but it’s unreadable. Just then, Hanyuu appears and says that Rika and Satoko have mysteriously shrunken down. She pulls out the two of them, and Rika explains that she and Satoko were on the way to Rena’s house when a bright light enveloped them. They realize that Rena’s wish did this. Kazuho tries to make another wish in the mirror but it doesn’t work; the mirror doesn't glow. Miyuki looks in the document and reads that the number of wishes equals the number of crystals fitted into the mirror, and that they must be replaced if depleted; Kazuho is stupefied at the thought that this thing is basically battery powered. Rena says there weren’t any spare crystals when she found it. Rika and Hanyuu look at the mirror and remember a similar artifact in the ritual warehouse, so they should look there.
Kazuho, Kitty and everyone sets off for the Furude Shrine. Along the way, they see some villagers get shrunken down right before their eyes. Rena goes into kyute mode and Mion asks what’s going on. Rena says that when she was walking home from the junkyard she saw some villagers arguing and wished that everyone in the village could be friendly and cute. Shion wonders why the club members weren’t affected, and Rena explains that afterwards she wished to have a fun club activity with them. Rika sees that four wishes were granted.
The group makes it to the warehouse despite Rena and Nao getting sidetracked by all the kyute stuff. Just then, a tsukuyami appears however it has also been kyuteified. Rena and Nao love how kyute it is, but Kazuho tells everyone to focus and defeat it. After the battle, the group comments on how they can turn the kyuteified Hinamizawa into a tourist attraction, however Satoko and Rika object. Miyuki realizes that they're starting to fall victim to the kyuteness like Rena and Nao are.
They enter the warehouse and find two crystals, just like Rika and Hanyuu remember. They have Rena undo the wishes since it might be a rule that whoever made them has to undo them. Rena wishes they could wait a little longer and Mion quickly throws the mirror outside the hall, just in case. They go to retrieve it but a tsukuyami eats the mirror, growing bigger as a result. Intimidated by the sight, Kitty gives her support to the group, and she and her friends transform into new outfits for the club: Rena wears Kitty, Kazuho wears Kirimichan, Mion wears Cinnamon, and Shion wears Purin.
They defeat the tsukuyami, and Kazuho and everyone turns back to normal. They retrieve the mirror. Rena wishes for everyone in the village to turn back to normal, and Rika and Satoko regain their proper size. Kitty and friends say their farewells, offering Rena and everyone the ability to play in their world someday. Rena wishes for Kitty, Purin, Cinnamon, and Kirimichan to go back to their world, and they disappear.
Kazuho wonders if they could have wished to return to the Heisei era, but Miyuki says they still don’t know everything, and so they shouldn't leave; Nao agrees. Just when everything seemed to return to normal, Keiichi suddenly appears holding Tiran. He says he came from another world and wants to know how to get him back. Rena and Nao see Tiran and immediately fawn over him. A tired Kazuho asks what to do, and Rika says they might have to search the junkyard for more crystals.
It’s said that the struggle to send Tiran back may or may not be told in a future story.
Newbie Nurses Selection
Newbie Nurses Selection (見習いナースたちの選択 Minarai Nāsu-tachi no Sentaku) is a doctor and nurse-themed event.
Warrior Princess March
Warrior Princess March (戦姫行進曲 Senhime Kōshinkyoku) is a collaboration event with Senki Zesshō Symphogear XD Unlimited.
One day, Kazuho gets a call from Mion that a meteor has crashed down in Yagouchi, and they should check it out. Kazuho and the rest of the club investigate, where the police have cordoned off the crater and are trying to direct civilians away from it. Ooishi tells the group that he couldn’t see anything lying in the crater, so maybe somebody took the meteor away somehow. Miyuki takes notice of what appears to be a distortion in the sky in the distance, but thinks her mind’s playing tricks.
Just then, monsters appear. Kazuho and the club prepare their Role Cards to fight and get Ooishi to evacuate civilians. They soon discover that the monsters are completely immune to their attacks. Hanyuu thinks they aren’t tsukuyami at all. Rika is about to get attacked when three girls; Hibiki, Miku, and Chris; arrive and save her, transformed into their Symphogears. The girls sing and defeat the monsters as the club watches in awe. Hibiki says they’ve taken care of the Alca-Noise but Kazuho has no idea what that is. Chris figures they’re in a world where Noise don’t exist and that they need to report to S.O.N.G. soon. Miyuki is about to ask them about their powers when police cars start arriving. The three girls run away, not wanting to get into trouble in this world.
Kazuho gets pinged on her pager: a message from Tamura. She, Miyuki, and Nao leave the other club members to be questioned by police and go to a pay phone to speak with Tamura. Tamura is aware that new monsters have arrived and explains that their world has been connected to another one. That world has a messed up sense of time and space, so Tamura can’t tell if it’s in the past or the future. Regardless, if left unchecked then the “law of cause and effect” connecting the past to the future could be distorted and separated. Tamura says there’s a “factor” in Kazuho’s world that came from that one, and if they return it then the law of cause and effect will fix itself. Tamura is working to keep things from collapsing in her world and says they should deal with things on their side soon. Kazuho says their Role Cards don’t work on the monsters, but Tamura’s prepared something: Somewhere there is a charm that can copy other people’s abilities. Tamura suddenly cuts off the connection, much to Miyuki’s annoyance at the goddess not explaining anything else.
The trio goes to the Furude Shrine, thinking this charm will be in the ritual warehouse. They run into Hibiki, Chris, and Miku again, wearing school uniforms. The groups recognize each other from earlier, and Miyuki thanks them for saving their lives. Chris asks what the ritual warehouse is supposed to be, but Miyuki is defensive and suspicious. Hibiki says that Kazuho and everyone were using weapons similar to Armed Gear and Relics, and Kazuho has no idea what she’s talking about. Likewise, Hibiki’s group doesn’t know what Role Cards are.
Hibiki, Chris, and Miku introduce themselves. They’re Symphogear wearers, members of the United Nations organization S.O.N.G. which deals with problems across many parallel worlds. Miyuki says they’re like time or dimension police then. Chris is suspicious that Kazuho’s group believes them so easily, and Miyuki mentions how they’ve done a lot of amazing stuff too; Kazuho’s group recounts their own misadventures.
Her trust in the group increased, Chris explains that their mission is to find a clone of the Nephilim, an autonomous Relic that escaped into this world. Nao says the Nephilim were giants originating from the Old Testament, and Chris praises her knowledge while calling her “little one”, much to Nao’s chagrin. The Nephilim is essentially a giant monster; though Hibiki’s friends destroyed the Nephilim in their home world, an evil organization from another world gathered the remains and tried to clone it to create bio weapons. Hibiki’s comrades defeated them and were transporting the Nephilim core through space, but remnants of that organization attacked again and sent it flying into another world. Hibiki tracked the core to Kazuho’s world but found that the Nephilim moved somewhere else. Hibiki asks if there exists anything in this world similar to Relics, as the Nephilim must have been attracted to it. A scan of the area suggested that something might be in the ritual warehouse, but Miku does another scan and says there’s nothing in there. Chris thinks her equipment is faulty. Nao says there might be something in the junkyard and takes everyone there. The girls can’t believe anything would be hidden in this dump, but Nao says you never know.
Rena and the other club members appear, having finished with the police. Mion says some villagers saw Kazuho and the others heading to the junkyard with some unknown girls, so she saw fit to check up on them. She mentions how annoying Ootaka at the prefectural police was. Hibiki’s group introduces themselves again, and Miku warns of a huge energy signature. Suddenly, hordes of tsukuyami emerge from the trash heap. Kazuho and the club members fight them off, and another monster soon appears, larger than the rest.The group realizes that this is the Nephilim reawakened.
The girls transform into their Symphogears and lay into the Nephilim as the club watches in amazement. The girls’ attacks begin to take less effect, realizing that the Nephilim fused with a powerful Relic. The girls unite for an S2CA but it falls short, the Nephilim regenerating. They wish they had their other comrades with them when they all get knocked back. Kazuho helps Chris up and notices that she has Role Cards on her. Chris says she found them earlier and was meaning to ask about it. The cards start glowing, and Kazuho remembers what Tamura said earlier about the charm that could copy abilities. She gives a card each to Hibiki, Chris, and Miku, the cards developing pictures matching their respective Symphogears. Kazuho then tells Rena, Mion, and Hanyuu to take the cards, and they transform: Rena dons a replica of Hibiki’s armor Gungnir, Mion dons a replica of Chris’s Ichaival, and Hanyuu dons a replica of Miku’s Shenshoujing.
The six armored girls focus on a song and combine their power, allowing Hibiki enough power to use her Garyū: Tokudai Gekisō and destroy the Nephilim, vaporizing it. The rest of the tsukuyami are wiped out by the club members. Chris apologizes for always calling Nao “little one”. Miyuki asks Kazuho why she gave the cards to the three girls, and Kazuho says she isn’t confident in her own singing voice; Rena, Mion, and Hanyuu were what came to mind. Nao says Kazuho’s actually pretty good and likes her singing. Rena, Mion, and Hanyuu return to their original forms, but the Role Cards are still there. They could transform as much as they want, but Rika thinks they’ll disappear if the Symphogear girls return to their world.
The group chats amongst themselves, and Hibiki says that they were supposed to spend a week in this world but they resolved everything in 2 days. Hibiki says they should use the rest of this time for a vacation, but Miku says they need to worry about the Gjallarhorn gate that brought them to this world. It was located very high up, and Miyuki realizes that that was the distortion she saw earlier. Mion declares that if they transform with the Symphogear Role Cards again, that should give Hibiki’s group enough power to launch up there. Now that that’s decided, the group prepares to have fun in Hinamizawa for as long as possible. Kazuho gets a bad feeling, but brushes the thought aside.
Meanwhile, in the space between worlds, Tamura is struggling to keep Kazuho’s world, Hibiki’s world, and the Showa Hinamizawa world connected, beginning to get tired. Tamura complains that she can’t connect to the network in time and wants someone to take over, but figures that maybe this was deserved.
Much Ado About W
Much Ado About W (Wのから騒ぎ W no Karasawagi) is a wedding-themed event.
From the Future
From the Future (フロム・ザ・フューチャー Furomu za Fuyūchā) is a collaboration event with Steins;Gate.
One day, the club is going to the Furude Shrine in the morning to help with Watanagashi preparations. Kazuho, Miyuki, and Nao run into Mion and ask where Shion is. Mion says her sister and Kasai went to Tokyo to get some souvenirs for everyone and bought some strange drinks. Miyuki is excited since this will be her first Watanagashi. Kazuho parks her bike and begins walking up the steps to the shrine when she gets a strange sensation, feeling a distortion in front of her eyes. Miyuki and Nao sense it too. Rena sees that everyone is acting weird and they try to explain, but the group brushes it off.
As they walk, Mion says she recruited some boys to help with preparations as well. Kazuho, Miyuki and Nao compliment Keiichi for his good abilities but everyone else says they have no idea who that is. Kazuho tries to explain but Miyuki and Nao stop her. Miyuki reminds her that many times in the past, the others’ memories have gotten weird, but nothing as severe as forgetting Keiichi’s entire existence. The group gets to the top of the shrine and meets everyone: Shion, Rika, Satoko, Hanyuu, and Satoshi, who’s wearing a shrine maiden outfit. When they hear Satoshi’s name, the trio remembers that that’s the boy Shion said she was looking for. Satoshi meets the girls, but everyone is thinking the same thing: why is Satoshi wearing a shrine maiden outfit?
Elsewhere, Rintaro Okabe laughs maniacally, having finished his latest invention as Kurisu Makise appears and asks what this is. Okabe says he’s finished the prototype that Daru worked on. Kurisu says it looks like the PhoneWave (Name subject to change), but Okabe insists it’s not. The time machine is a wonderful invention, yet rewinding time and interfering can cause great risks, so Okabe’s turned to virtual reality. Any changes made in VR won’t affect the real world, and this invention will allow people to send their minds into game worlds: the PhoneWaveRevision (Name subject to change) VR.
Kurisu asks what inspired him to make this, and Okabe hands her a light novel: “I was reincarnated into another world, and I became a hero who was tired of the real world, and I was very active with a great sword!” Okabe says there’s a new isekai craze going on called “Naruzo-esque”. Kurisu says Naruzo is the name of a posting site and that the genre being isekai doesn’t explain anything. Okabe says he’s set up a reveal party, however several people went to the May Queen Nyan-nyan event that day instead. Luka Urushibara appears, bringing over several bags of vegetables. Okabe welcomes his arrival since this will now be a three-person experiment. Kurisu explains to Luka what’s going on, and Okabe says they’ll be entering the world of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. It’s a novel game with a reputation for being based on real-life incidents. The story’s about solving murders and disappearances in the countryside, and Kurisu figures that Okabe just wants to play detective in its world when he knows everything about it. The purpose is to prove that if it happened in real life, Okabe’d be prepared for it. Kurisu notices that there’s two telecards that came with the game, and Okabe says that this version of Higurashi is a rerelease, which reprinted the telephone cards that came with the original. The Rika and Satoko cards were especially valuable.
The trio puts on the VR helmets, and Okabe starts the machine. Okabe’s vision fades, and when he wakes up he finds himself in the Sea of Fragments. Okabe gets confused since he never implemented a scene like this and there should be a loading screen. A mysterious voice tells him to stay away. The trio finds themselves in a forest. Okabe is excited since his invention worked, and better at that; somehow they’ve created 3D environments from 2D pictures, and even recreated the smell and feel of things. However, Okabe has no idea how to get out, much to Kurisu’s frustration.
Meanwhile, the club does festival preparations and takes a break. Mion passes around drinks to everyone. Satoshi and Satoko do some work, and Satoshi is encouraged to take a break as well since Satoko will copy him. Kazuho and her allies wonder what happened in this world to erase Keiichi and replace him with Satoshi. They also wonder what to do with Satoshi’s outfit. When they asked earlier, everyone claimed that Satoshi always wore that when working part-time, seeing nothing wrong at all. Shion tells Satoshi to eat the broccoli she packed for lunch and jokingly says she’ll give him a kiss otherwise.
Miyuki and Nao take a sip from their drinks and are disgusted by the taste. Kazuho meanwhile drinks hers with no problem. The other club members are having similar reactions, with Mion explaining that it’s “Dokupe” a foreign drink brand that Shion bought. Rena and Rika don’t like it, but Mion, Hanyuu and Satoshi do. Shion also claims to like Dokupe, making Satoko the tie-breaker. Satoko takes a sip and gives a half-hearted smile, and Satoshi says he can finish the rest and gives her a headpat. Kazuho is reminded of her own brother and wonders if he might exist in this world too. The group then hears people talking near the overlook and goes to check it out.
Kurisu is giving Okabe a hard time, shaking him around and asking how he’s going to take responsibility for dragging Luka. The club arrives and wonders if they should get involved, thinking it’s a lover’s spat. Okabe sees them and asks for help, and the club walks over to separate them. Okabe takes a strange look at Satoshi’s apparel and Mion asks who the three of them are. Okabe introduces himself as Hououin Kyouma and Luka and Kurisu as the Future Gadget Lab members, saying they’re from another world. Kurisu is about to chastise him for it when everyone readily accepts his story and welcomes him. Okabe then gets a call on his cell phone. The club offers their new friends to come hang out at the Watanagashi. Luka points out to Kurisu in private that Satoshi’s form seems to be flickering.
Okabe’s group explains how they came to this world, and claims that it was a shooter-type game world that they entered. Kazuho and co. immediately notice the lie. Okabe asks what year it is, confirming that it’s indeed June 1983. The club gives them drinks, with Okabe immediately recognizing the Dokupe. Miyuki asks Okabe about his smartphone thing and wonders if it’s still connected to his original world and can help them escape. Kurisu doesn't think it’ll work, and the others say it might since their consciousnesses were sent to this world through waves.
Okabe manages to call Daru on his phone. Okabe asks about the VR device and how to exit, with Daru surprised that he got it working. Daru says he made an app for it and directs Okabe to hit “force quit” in the settings but it doesn't work. Daru says he can fix the bugs after he finishes his show and hangs up. Kazuho gets a notification on her own pager, signaling that she needs to talk to Tamura. Kazuho, Miyuki, and Nao asks where a pay phone is so they can call, and they get directed to one that’s a ways away. They take Okabe’s group with them as the rest of the club goes to the festival.
As Kazuho’s group walks, Miyuki asks Okabe to name the other members since he knows so much about this world. He confirms that Satoshi Houjou is indeed with them. He also confirms that Miyuki is Miyuki Akasaka and gets confused since she should be 5 years old in 1983, yet she currently looks like a middle schooler. Miyuki explains that she, Nao and Kazuho are just like them, strangers from another world. The group reaches the payphone and speaks to Tamura, who loudly asks what Kazuho is doing. This world is going to collapse if they don’t remove the “foreign object”, which is damaging the law of cause and effect. Tamura hears that Kazuho has friends with her and thinks it’s two women and a man, but Okabe says it’s two guys; Luka is male. Tamura explains that those three entered through a hole caused by some foreign object, so they need to eliminate it to fix everything. Okabe asks what they mean by “foreign object”, and they explain that it’s monsters. They explain the existence of tsukuyami and Role Cards, and Okabe gets frustrated since Higurashi never had anything like this. Tamura says it will be difficult to defeat the monsters since they’ll need something from the same world as the foreign object. Luka searches his pockets to find he has a Role Card. Kurisu finds she has the Rika and Satoko telephone cards. The telephone cards are put into the payphone, and Tamura transforms them into Role Cards before disconnecting.
The group plans what to do, with Nao saying they should go to the shrine stairs. Just then, Rika, Satoko, and Satoshi arrive, searching for the group since they took so long. They heard some scary things about foreign objects and world destruction, and Kazuho’s group explains. Satoko learns that in the original world line, Satoshi is missing and Keiichi is there. Rika asks if they can fix the world to keep Satoshi there, but they can’t. Kazuho sympathiszes, as if she were Satoko, she would resist changing the world and saying farewell to her brother. Okabe apologizes and says there’s no choice but to create a world line where Satoshi is missing. He doesn’t have the right to ask this, but this is an emotional choice that has to be made to protect everyone. Satoko admits that when she saw Satoshi’s outfit, she wondered when he started wearing those. Satoko says she’ll be fine with erasing him to protect the world and starts crying. Luka wipes her tears and hugs her. Satoshi consoles Satoko and asks Kazuho what happened to him in the original world. Kazuho says he went missing and they aren’t sure if he’s dead or alive, and Satoshi says that’s good enough for him. Satoshi tells Satoko that he’ll definitely come back for her, and Satoko says she’ll be waiting. Suddenly, the new Role Cards glow brightly, seemingly spurred on by Satoko’s determination. Satoko and Rika each take a card.
The group goes to the Furude Shrine steps, where the distortions were. Okabe asks if the girls have Reading Steiner but drops the thought. Nao can tell that Okabe must have lost someone dear to him in the past. The group asks what kind of things they do at the Future Gadget Lab, showing interest in joining. Okabe declares that he will open a Hinamizawa Branch and invites them to it. They have fun pondering the future and are interrupted by tsukuyami, one large one joined by many smaller ones. Rika and Satoko use their Role Cards to transform, with Rika gaining Kurisu’s outfit and Satoko Okabe’s.
They destroy the tsukuyami. Satoshi’s body starts glowing, and he bids farewell to Satoko. Satoko promises to wait for him and Rika swears to protect her, and Satoshi disappears. Okabe says that even if she’s in a desperate situation, she can change the future if she doesn't lose heart. The fact that they’re here right now is proof of that, Steins;Gate’s choice. Okabe also tells Rika not to give up, and she asks him to please call them by their real names. Okabe refers to her as Frederica, which catches her by surprise. Satoko is confused since that’s not a foreign name, and Okabe refers to her as Satonorichalcum. The bodies of Okabe and his friends begin glowing, and they disappear as well.
Kazuho, Miyuki, and Nao suddenly return to their original world. Rika and Satoko find them and tell them to join Keiichi and the others. Kazuho asks about Okabe but Rika and Satoko don’t know who that is.
Okabe wakes up and sees Daru working out some strange errors on the VR machine. Okabe ponders the meaning of the Hinamizawa world lines when Luka and Kurisu wake up, taking off their VR helmets. They felt like the VR world was really real. Kurisu sees that the telephone cards are now missing from her pocket, nor do they have Role Cards. Okabe asks Daru where the game case is for Higurashi, but he gets confused and thinks he’s talking about an insect. Daru insists that no game called Higurashi exists. Okabe wonders if it might not exist because the incidents inspiring it never happened, meaning those girls must have changed the future or interfered with the real world line through the game data somehow.
Okabe laughs and expects to see the lab members of the Otherworldly Branch soon.
Bizarre Bunnies (ふぞろいのバニーたち Fuzoroi no Banī-tachi) is a bunny-girl themed event.
Fireworks Crossing (花火越え Hanabi Koe) is a fireworks-themed event.
Umi Yukaba...Great Sea Battle?
Umi Yukaba...Great Sea Battle? (海ゆかば……大海戦？ Umiyukaba…… Dai Kaisen?) is a summer event.
Maidens Traveling in Summer
Maidens Traveling in Summer (夏に旅する乙女たち Natsu ni Tabi Suru Otome-tachi) is a collaboration event with Clannad.
Calling Love...K?! (恋を呼ぶ……Ｋ？！ Koi o Kobu…… K? !) is the first part of a wedding-themed event to celebrate the game's 1st-year anniversary.
Kazuho suddenly wakes up in the Sea of Fragments with Hanyuu standing in front of her. Hanyuu talks about what kind of story Kazuho would like. Her first proposal is Kazuho being the main protagonist of a suspense and horror story in a hopeless battle against the tsukuyami. Kazuho rejects the idea. Hanyuu offers a shark attack tale, where the protagonist Miyuki and her friend Chisame who are shark-maniacs board a mechanical shark. It is also rejected. Finally, Hanyuu mentions a story with Keiichi as the protagonist, and the genre this time is love comedy with a "fundamentally" happy ending. There are no tsukuyami or sharks. Kazuho jumps right in and says they should go with that. Hanyuu then talks about how Kazuho and her friends will be taken there, and Kazuho relaxes about how it will be a tale with a happy ending, but then starts worrying about that "fundamentally" part.
Hanyuu smiles. Because the genre is "romantic comedy", blood might rain depending on the choices of the protagonist. Blood rains in the bloody scene of a romantic comedy! Kazuho interrupts her saying, "Then that's not a romantic comedy anymore! Cancel that! Cancel that! Another one, what's the fourth story?!" However, Hanyuu mentions Kazuho Kimiyoshi already made her choice. The love comedy starring Keiichi Maebara starts.
Rena is treasure hunting at the junkyard when some suspicious men dump several objects there. Meanwhile, Kazuho, Miyuki and Nao meet Keiichi who is depressed due to losing in the club games recently. Kazuho thinks she hears a siren, but no one else notices it.
Later they talk with Mion and the others and they start thinking about a way to cheer Keiichi up. They eventually think about a tea party with waitresses as a "punishment" for him. However, Rena arrives with several bags containing 5 dresses and a tuxedo. They decide to make an event at the Hinamizawa Guest House to cheer Keiichi up.
When the day arrives, the group is all reunited there, and Ooishi appears, wondering if they can help with an investigation. Apparently, a group had stolen a bunch of goods in Okinomiya. They managed to recover almost everything, but were still missing some items: five dresses and one tuxedo. Suddenly, Keiichi cries out from inside the guest house. Kazuho and the others go there, and see Rena is going crazy.
"HAHAHAHA! You like Rena, right? You love Rena, right...?!", "Then we'll stay together, right?! AHAHAHA!", "Rena is fine. It's the world that's becoming weird..."
Talking with her is useless. Nao notices the situation is not normal at all, and pulls out a Role Card. She launches an attack towards Rena, but it bounces off harmlessly. Shion asks Keiichi about what happened, but he has no idea. When he returned from the bathroom, Rena was like that. The girls tell Keiichi to leave, and he talks about getting a Role Card and returning to help as quickly as possible, but then Mion blocks his path with the same crazy eyes Rena has. Keiichi is immediately tied up by a rope.
"The pain will end in an instant... Now we'll be together forever..." However, Shion holds Mion from behind, allowing Keiichi to escape. Ooishi walks in, watching the chaos. He explains that the one who made those outfits had 5 lovers who in the end attacked him and he died, so there was a rumor they were cursed.
Keiichi disappears in the middle of the confusion, although he soon wakes up in an underground bunker below the guest house. He's tied up again, but this time Rika, Satoko and Hanyuu are there, wearing the cursed dresses too. Rika talks about how for a mother who truly loves their child, there is always a time where they let the child go. Satoko then says that it's true for a mother, but in the case of lovers, the one who lets the other one go just proves that they love them less. Satoko smirks. So, they will play tug of war with Keiichi's body. The stronger love will be able to pull him.
Kazuho breaks into the room, followed by an oddly calm Miyuki. "If you three like him so much, you shouldn't fight each other, you should all live happily together!" Kazuho mutters that in this situation that doesn't really work, but goes along with it. "You three are so close you live under the same roof, so there's no problem, right?"
Miyuki continues, "There is no need to fight! You can just live happily!" Satoko explains that they know that, they're good friends. Hanyuu says that everyone will be happy. Rika then reveals that's why they will tear Keiichi apart into 3 pieces, one for each one.
"That's not being good friends! You can't split a human into equal parts, humans aren't planaria!" Kazuho objects, although it has no effect. Ooishi arrives and observes the situation, while Miyuki has an idea based on his comment: Keiichi just has to say he loves one of them, that should make at least that one return to normal.
Keiichi yells about how he still will be in the same situation if there are two crazy ones. Miyuki explains they have 3 people there so they'd be able to solve the situation, but Mion and Rena arrive shortly afterwards, followed by Nao and Shion who were unable to stop them. Nao decides to use a Role Card again, and this time she might even hurt Rena.
Keiichi yells about how he can't choose one out of five, as everyone is an irreplaceable companion to him. "Rena is a nice, kind, dream girl and she'll be an ideal bride someday. Mion is someone who always takes care of everyone around her, even if she has to hurt her own feelings! So, this time, let me receive all your true and selfish feelings that burden you! Satoko is cheeky, but she's always doing her best! She has a lonely strength that I respect! Rika always seems like a cute girl, but she seems to carry heavy worries with her, and I want to protect her! Hanyuu always seems like she's just auau-ing... but that's not it. When the time comes, she's someone who can make hard decisions! Everyone is different, but everyone is incredible. I beg you, don't waste yourselves killing for someone like me! I'm not even worthy of being killed by one of you! Don't commit such a stupid sin for someone like me!"
They all stop, and after a while everyone to returns to normal, not understanding why they were even down there. Rika and Satoko wonder if Keiichi is into being tied up, but Hanyuu berates them about how young girls shouldn't talk about things like that. Miyuki comments on how Hanyuu looks about as old as those two. Nao cries in Rena's arms and Rena, although still not understanding what's going on, says she's sorry for whatever she did.
When they leave the guest house, everyone wonders why the five girls stopped. Ooishi speculates that the owners of the dresses probably just wanted to hear the real feelings of their beloved which is why the curse was broken when Keiichi spoke. The conversation goes back to the five original girls. Did they die? No, Ooishi says they all moved on and are happily married nowadays. Shion then wonders from where did the curse come from? Ooishi reveals the groom had an accidental death when he was taken to the hospiral, unrelated to the wounds caused by the girls.
Regardless, Ooishi will leave them with the dresses since the police didn't expect them to be found and they were modified by the girls anyway. Keiichi yells at him for doing that after how dangerous they turned out to be. Rena was standing right behind him, and she starts saying she's sorry. In spite of everything, the group decides to go on with their original plans. Although, Mion is standing distant from the others in silence until Shion pushes her to join the group in spite of her still feeling bad for what she had done.
Kazuho is back in the Sea of Fragments. Hanyuu is wondering why Kazuho looks kind of down. She's wondering about what she meant by "fundamentally". Hanyuu goes on about the "roles" in this story being able to be fulfilled by various actors. In this case, Keiichi was the "keyman" who brought about the happy ending, while the 5 girls were "heroines", but that position could have changed participants and the core of the story would remain the same.
Kazuho wonders why they had to struggle so much if they weren't the key roles, and Hanyuu just smiles and says it was never promised that the supporting characters wouldn't struggle. This all happened because Kazuho chose to play a supporting role. Kazuho says that she should have confirmed the definition of main and supporting characters first. With everything over, Kazuho wonders if the girl in front of her is really Hanyuu. However, Hanyuu smiles and says the story continues for a little longer...
Wedding Bells on the Battlefield
Wedding Bells on the Battlefield (戦場のウェディングベル Senjō no U~edinguberu) is the second part to a wedding-themed event celebrating the game's 1st year anniversary.
Did You Know? All-Cast Review
Did You Know? All-Cast Review (ご存知？ お疲れさま会 Gozonji? Otsukaresama Kai) is an All-Cast Review event celebrating the game's 1st year anniversary.
Rena leads a toast thanking the players for the past year and looking forward to the future. Nao is a bit nervous because she's never done a cast party before, but Miyuki is calm because she's done it in the console version. Kazuho is totally freaking out in the corner, but everyone reassures her she did good as a protagonist. Hanyuu is upset that Tamura got screentime right from the beginning. Kazuho says Mei is weird for having monsters. Shion says the story plays with expectations of people familiar with the series.
They call the Heisei party location, where Chisame, Tomoe, and Natsumi are hanging out. Tomoe asks what's up with Natsumi shooting her. Her spriteless subordinates say it's still unclear if she survived. Natsumi says it's another case of playing with expectations of people who know these characters. Takano wonders what'll happen with the vaccine. Miyuki asks when Chisame will become playable, but Chisame says she's negotiating with management to get a shark card added instead. She's also pushing for an event about sharks living in Onigafuchi since ancient times. Miyuki says that's a terrible idea because the sharks would eat everything, then they cut back to the Showa party.
Rika says people paying attention to the events might've noticed some oddities that may be hinting at the main story. Satoshi says that's true for the SSR stories too, and Rika says it's true even for the collab stories. Then she says she was lying, nipah~. Kawata points out that saying "I'm a liar" creates a logical paradox. Miyuki asks what's up with Kawata showing up in the Heisei era too, but Kawata says her name first appeared in Mei so it's understandable people don't know what she's doing. Kazuho asks about Ayaka too. Rika wants people to find out why she died, and Keiichi vows he'll solve the mystery to pay her back for her help. Then he asks Kazuho to wrap up the party.
Kazuho thanks the players for allowing them to reach their first anniversary and says the staff is working hard on more. Miyuki says "those people" are coming along with a storm in October, then wishes her dad luck. He's confused, but Rika says he'll understand in October. Kazuho raises one final toast and says see you at the next cast party.
Rika SSR Stories
High School Student
Rika and Satoko have grown older and now attend St. Lucia Academy for high school. Rika gets a love letter one day, and Satoko figures it must be from a girl since it's an all-girls school, and Rika is fawned over every day. Rika insists that it's nothing special since she hangs out with her other friends a lot for classwork. Satoko dejectedly says it was a joke, and the two girls wonder how their friendship became so awkward.
Rika says she's always been straightforward towards Satoko. They remember a time as kids when Rika bought a different brand of soy sauce just to win a teacup set in a lottery, and Satoko scolded her since the sauce didn't work for their dinner; Rika never won the teacups anyway. Rika explains why she did it, and they apologize since they both believe it's their own fault for the misunderstanding.
Rika apologizes for her habit of never telling people things she thought they already knew and promises to tell Satoko everything. They head back to the dorms since it's getting late. The next day, Rika figures that Satoko is sleeping in and goes to her dorm to check on her. She tries to wake her up and Satoko mumbles that she wants to sleep more. Satoko wakes up and then asks why Rika is in her room, with Rika saying she was worried. Satoko says to herself that she felt like she had a weird dream but remembers nothing except that she needs to believe in Rika.
Satoko SSR Stories
High School Student
At St. Lucia Academy, Satoko gets some bad test scores and thinks about life back in Hinamizawa, where she was judged for much more than that. Rika asks how her lessons were, saying she was invited to tea by some other students but right now, Satoko is more important. Rika compliments Satoko for doing her best, but Satoko thinks it's not enough and apologizes since she's been wasting Rika's time in being tutored by her. Rika apologizes as well for not foreseeing what would be on the test. Satoko accepts her apology and says it would be weird if everything was perfect. Satoko says she'll be more responsible, but Rika says she should ask for help next time.
Rika asks Satoko to eat cookies with her that she baked. Satoko asks if it's okay since Rika might have more fun with her other friends, and Rika insists that she wants to spend time with her. Satoko thinks she can't accept her words at face value, and Rika says those girls really aren't that bad and wants Satoko to join them. Satoko thinks that back in Hinamizawa, they didn't have to worry about social status since older kids like Rena and Mion hung out with them. Rika also misses those days and gets sad. Satoko says it's her own responsiblity for making the decision to come here with Rika.
Rika says they should start a club, but Satoko says she already did that and was rejected, being told that clubs with nothing to with studying are a waste of time. They both wonder what the school expects of them if they're not allowed to do anything besides study; their classmates say yes to everything and never question things, almost like slaves. Satoko says that back in Hinamizawa, the kids never treated her differently for being dumb. Rika asks if she's talkin about Rena, Keiichi, and Mion, but Satoko says she's talking about Kazuho, Miyuki, and Nao.
A flashback to years ago begins. At the Hinamizawa school, Satoko struggles with a math question as Mion tries to help her. Miyuki, Nao and other club members also try to give assistance. They suggest to look at the answers first and then figure out how the question can be solved to get to it, comparing it to a game.
In the present day, Satoko laughs at the pleasant memory, remembering the discussion with Miyuki and Nao and thinking that she ought to change her learning methods. Later during class, Satoko thinks to herself and is distracted. The teacher Hinata ends homeroom for summer vacation and asks Satoko to talk privately about her exam.
Rika asks how things went afterwards, and Satoo says her exam score went up, and she even got a compliment. Satoko did the problems over and over again and figured out a solution. Rika says shes's always had a good memory. Rika says that for the club, they may be able to start one if it's derivative enough of lessons, and Satoko suggests they could do a dessert research club. Rika thinks it's a great idea.
They go to the dorms, and Rika thinks about how those three Tokyo girls, Kazuho, Miyuki, and Nao, were able to have such a good effect on Satoko. Rika didn't remember them until Satoko mentioned them and wonders how she forgot about them.
Eua SSR Stories
Theatergoer of the Annulus
Eua summons Satoko to the Sea of Fragments and asks her to get some human food. Satoko obtains some churros and brings them before the horned woman, who puts her hand near Satoko's head and obtains the memories and sensations of eating them. Satoko is sent back to the human world.
Eua then speaks directly to an unknown person, saying that these "dreams" are possible realities. The number of people affected by their presence will grow and dream more possibilities, and Eua giggles at the notion that this person is pained by it. Without Eua's involvement, these dreams would have been reduced to such. The person must accept that with them around, more people will suffer nightmares.